Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Recipe of the Week! Southwest Bruschetta

At the BYOB Winter White Wine gathering a little over a week ago, I wanted to try something new and found this recipe. They went very quickly and I will definitely be making them again, but next time I will double the recipe, it is that good. Would be great for a Super Bowl party! But please, be warned, they do have a kick, especially because I added a little bit extra chipotle!

Southwest Bruschetta

Chipotle peppers, avocados and tomatoes result in a new twist on traditional bruschetta.


1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp (I used light cream cheese)
1 1/2 Tbsp pureed chipotle peppers (in adobo) (I think I put in 2 T.)
2 avocados
1 lemon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
6 roma tomatoes (I used little grape tomatoes because it was what I had on hand)
1 minced garlic clove
Fresh grated parmesan (optional) (I did not add this, but I think it would be good with a shredded mexican mix too)
1 medium loaf of fresh French or Italian bread


Mix cream cheese & chipotle together and set aside. In a seperate container, combine avocado pulp, juice of one lemon, cumin, plus salt and pepper (to taste). Mixture should have a creamy texture. Remove the seeds from the tomato and discard. Dice tomato and garlic and place in a seperate container. Slice bread lengthwise and then slice into 8 pieces, aproximately big enough for 2 bites. Drizle with olive oil and place under a broiler until golden. Remove toasted bread and spread with the cream cheese mixture. Place avocado puree on top of cream cheese. Top with diced tomatoes. You may garnish with fresh grated parmesan. Place on serving tray and enjoy.

Number of Servings: 8


Jacky Hackett said...

I am going to have to try that this weekend for sure!

Cindy said...

That sounds delicious! I'll have to try it the next time I need something quick to take to a meeting. I love smoky chipotle taste, but it's often too hot for me. I think it would be easy to tone it down in this recipe.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. I'm allover this! YUM!

Stephanie ODea said...

that sounds heavenly!

RED said...

wow! this looks fantastic! I am definitely going to have to try - this is right up my alley! Thank you!

Cindy said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'm glad you think the veg. lasagna sounds good! Yes, fine to link to it, and let
me know if you use different ingredients and how they work. Enjoy!

workinthatpreppy said...

yum...i'll try the recipe for sure...

Jacky Hackett said...

Made this last night, was as good as it looked. Thanks for sharing!

meg duerksen said...

sounds very yummy.

and i scrolled down a bit earlier...i LOVE your sock monkey hat!!!
so adorable.